More Than 5 Inches Douse Metro, Flood Warning In Effect
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — Rain battered the metro Friday night and into Saturday morning, pouring more than five inches in some areas.
Eden Prairie had more than five inches, Prior Lake reported 4.75 inches, as Bloomington saw four inches and Minneapolis had 3.6 inches in some areas.
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The 2013 Life Time Tri Minneapolis at Lake Nokomis had a tough time getting started Saturday morning with the rising waters.
Before the overnight storm, a line of powerful thunderstorms caused significant damage as it moved through the northwestern Minnesota city of Thief River Falls on Friday evening.
The National Weather Service in Grand Forks, N.D., says numerous roofs were damaged, a motor home was flipped, and billboards were bent and broken.
The weather service says it appears most of the wind damage happened along a quarter-mile path.
Meteorologist Dave Kellendenz says forecasters are “fairly confident” the storm packed only straight-line winds when it struck around 6 p.m. He says it lasted about 10 minutes.
Some flooding was reported in Thief River Falls as well due to the heavy rains.
A Pennington County dispatcher confirms trees and power lines are down all through the city.
There were no immediate reports of any injuries.
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